Director of Yale’s Global Justice Program Speaks at Brandeis Oct. 8th!

IGS is proud to join the Department of Philosophy in bringing Thomas Pogge to campus October 8th!

Inline image 2Professor Pogge is the world’s leading spokesperson for freedom from poverty as a human right.  He is the author of  World Poverty and Human Rights and co-editor of Global Justice and Global Ethics.

Pogge will speak:

Tuesday, Oct. 8th at 5:10 pm
Zinner Forum at the Heller School

He is currently focused on four projects:

(1) a team effort toward developing a complement to the pharmaceutical patent regime that would improve access to advanced medicines worldwide (see Health Impact Fund);

(2) a team effort toward developing new indexes for tracking poverty and gender disparities worldwide (see Poverty and Gender Equity Management);

(3) a team effort toward finding ways of reducing the enormous losses poor populations suffer through illicit financial outflows due to corruption as well as tax evasion and tax avoidance (see Illicit Financial Flowsand 

(4) a team effort toward mobilizing the creativity and expertise of academics in support of effective poverty reduction through promoting stronger collaboration, effective public outreach and thoughtful policy intervention (Academics Stand Against Poverty)

Here are the links to the two TED TALKS that Pogge gave recently:

And the winners are…

What a nice afternoon we had yesterday at the “Meet the Majors/Welcome Back Seniors.”  It was great to see so many faces back from abroad and so many others interested in learning more about IGS.

Thanks also, of course, to the faculty and staff who came to spread the news about other programs, such as Study Abroad, Brandeis in the Hague and the Brandeis-India Fellowships. And here’s hoping some of you also check out and/or join the Brandeis International Journal!

And now some news you’ve no doubt been eager for…the winners of our 2013 Photo Competition!  As judged by the famously discerning IGS UDRs, the winners, in alphabetical order, are…

Sam Bender for this one…


…Rachel Gordon for this…


…and Alina Pokhrel for this.


Each wins a $50 gift certificate from the Brandeis Bookstore.  I’ll ask each photographer to tell us a little bit more about their shots in the comment section below.  In the meantime, congratulations all!